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Old 09-25-03, 12:33 PM   #1
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Up And Coming Bike Thief

Surfing the net, I came across a post that read....

RE: Thanks from an up and coming bike thief.

This jack a-- somehow was able to steal not one, but two bikes recently without getting and was proud to say, he can break into any bike lock.


As someone suggested, among other things, we all should do....

WRITE to:

Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Martha Hirst and ask her to allow bicycles into all City-owned buildings:

Commissioner Martha Hirst
NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services
1 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007
http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/maildcas.html

also:
City Councilmember Yassky Introduces Bikes in Commercial Buildings Bill
http://www.transalt.org/press/magazi...building2.html

Write to:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
City Hall
New York, NY 10007
nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html

City Council Speaker Gifford Miller
City Hall
New York, NY 10007
miller - at - council.nyc.ny.us


PLEASE TELL YOU FRIENDS AND FAMILY AS WELL. Thanks.. Italia..
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Old 09-25-03, 11:29 PM   #2
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i have no idea what the heck you just said but i just thought i'd post since you had 101 veiws and no replies.
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It would help a lot of folks make the switch to cycling to work if they felt the bike was secure during the day. My definition of secure: a locked facility where the bikes are out of sight, provided by the employer - not just an outdoor bike rack.

As for anyone who boasts about bike theft, a full and frank expression of my feelings would contravene many of the forum guidelines.

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The post was on "Craigs List", New York City Section.

What people don't realize is that many if not most of the bikes sold on auction are stolen. I've met at least 5 people posting stolen bikes and business is good from what I understand. A while back I posted "Should I buy a stolen bike". It was from a seller on Craigs List that posted a brand new Trek 1000 for a couple of hundred bucks.

What gets me folks is that it's so out in the open. I can assure you that Ebay is the same way as those posting on Craigs List also go there. In fact, Ebay could care less and tons of stolen items are sold through that site.

All I can say for commuters in Manhattan is to ride $50.00 junk bikes and carry $250.00 worth of chains, Ulocks and cables.
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I won't park my bike outside the building heck they stole a co workers Harley that was parked right by the front door so inside it comes I am working with management now to let my hang my bike up next to my desk (I have a corner of the Warehouse for my stuff)
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I'm not sure what an online auction - or any venue that advertises merchandise for sale - can do about stolen goods. They can't vett every item that's put up for sale.

If someone has reason to believe an item at auction is stolen, i think they'd need to report it to the police in that state. The auction house can & will ban sellers shown to engage in conduct against venue rules &/or the law.
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In the old days around here the county paid twenty five cents bounty for the ear of a stray dog. Maybe we could institute the same program for bike theives. Of course as they have two ears the bounty hunter could cheat the system. Hmmm, maybe we should make that genitals instead.

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How about the nose? Or tongue?

Or we can go Islamic and take the right hand.
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i have no idea what the heck you just said but i just thought i'd post since you had 101 veiws and no replies.
Thats exactly what I was thinking..
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